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Beechmount, Near Sawrey, Ambleside LA22 0JZ
Price: £1,250,000
Tenure: Freehold
Type: Guest House / Hotel

Property Details

Beechmount is a fine Arts & Crafts house offering a very desirable home in the heart of the Lake District with the versatility and appeal of a commercial element with a small, select guesthouse operation and two high quality self contained holiday letting cottages.

The house has Beatrix Potter connections being only 100 yards or so from her famous Hill Top home in Near Sawrey and was built around 1900 during the Arts & Crafts movement, designed by Daniel Gibson, architect for Brockhole on the shores of Windermere. The original garden plot, designed by well known landscaped architect Thomas Mawson, has been re-established by the present owners who have also created two beautiful holiday letting cottages with Gold Awards from the lower level of the house and the original coach house building. The cottages are currently let with Sykes Cottages and have a projected gross income of £15,000 to £17,000 each. The house itself has retained much of its original style and character and offers particularly versatile accommodation to suit the needs of different occupiers. Currently Beechmount operates with three guest bedroom suites for a small but highly regarded bed and breakfast operation together with spacious and comfortable family accommodation with two excellent reception rooms and three bedrooms, sun terrace, delightful private gardens and stunning studio. Beechmount does offer a very appealing package of a property with income and is perfectly presented.

An impressive front entrance to Beechmount leads into a:

Original boarded floor and access to a small cellar store with flagged floor.

A lovely, well proportioned room used for guests at the present time with two deep recessed bay windows each with glazed doors opening onto the terrace and gardens. There is a fine period fire surround with deco detail, tiling and canopy. Views from this side of the house look over the valley, Esthwaite Water and to the higher fells beyond.

A very comfortable bright space in the centre of the house, enjoyed as a day room with open plan kitchen area having four oven electric AGA, a range of cabinets and cupboards with granite worktops and integrated dishwasher and fridge. The sitting area features an open fire with detailed surround and grate and glazed doors which open onto the sheltered south facing sun terrace.

Another comfortable and private reception room enjoying a pleasant view also with period fire surround with an open grate and cast/tile surround.

Passage which allows access from the front to the rear of the house, lined with book shelving.

Vanity wash basin and WC. Towel radiator.

A generous owners single bedroom or study. Deep shelved cupboards.

A good wet entrance with quarry tiled floor and space for coats and boots. Stone steps leading down to the courtyard.

A good versatile work area on the south side of the house with built in pantry cupboard. Second staircase leads from this room to the owners accommodation on the first floor.

Extensive wall shelving, plumbing for washing machine, oil fired central heating boiler and pressurized hot water system.

An excellent double bedroom with period fire surround, original Dutch tiling and raised grate. View to the Grizedale Forest..

Pleasant double room with original fire surround, and view over the gardens.

An attractive refurbished suite with wide wash hand basin, generous walk in shower, WC and panelled bath with hand shower over. Cylinder cupboard and chrome towel radiator.

A bright and appealing square area on the first floor with staircase leading from the reception hall.

This is a lovely suite which comprises sitting room with bay window giving a fine view over Esthwaite Water and a spacious double bedroom with bay window also looking out over the lake and fells beyond. Period fire surround and grate. EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM; a contemporary facility fitted out with vanity wash basin, corner shower cabinet and WC. Panelled walls.

A large double bedroom with views over the Grizedale Forest hills. Original fire surround. EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM; fitted out with corner shower cabinet, vanity wash basin with cabinet and WC. Panelled walls.

A very pleasant twin bedroom at the front of the house with country views. EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM; fitted with vanity wash hand basin, WC and shower cabinet.

A self contained holiday cottage on the ground floor of the main house which has been awarded 5* Gold and has a separate entrance from the courtyard. The cottage has electric fired central heating and high quality specification with oak doors and period style fittings in keeping with the property.

ENTRANCE HALL; open area with space for coats and boots. LIVING ROOM AND KITCHEN; an open plan arrangement which is very well equipped with a comfortable sitting and dining area and kitchen space completed with Amtico flooring, granite work tops an excellent range of cabinets incorporating electric hob, double oven, washer dryer, fridge, dishwasher and cooker hood. SHOWER ROOM; a generous facility for the cottage with Travatine tiled flooring and chrome towel radiators. Wide walk in corner shower with glass screen and wash hand basin. Under floor heating. SEPARATE WC; tiled floor, WC and vanity wash hand basin with cabinet. DOUBLE BEDROOM

A delightful conversion of a traditional coach house building set out on two levels on the opposite side of the courtyard awarded 4* Gold as a holiday letting cottage.
DOUBLE BEDROOM; very tastefully finished with oak floor and window sill. Interesting oak detailing throughout the property. Shuttered window and wall heater. EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM; fully tiled with walk in shower area, wash hand basin and WC. Chrome towel radiator. The upper floor is open plan with vaulted ceiling and has a very attractive:-
LIVING ROOM AND KITCHEN AREA; windows to both front and rear including an interesting Gothic design. Oak flooring and quality kitchen arrangement with granite worktops, hob, oven, microwave, fridge and washer dryer. Atmospheric under floor heating.

The original Mawson gardens have been resurrected by the present owners with care and thought to the original design and flank either side of this fine property. The front garden which overlooks Esthwaite Water has been restored with stone age pathways, a half moon lawn with yew hedging and terrace to a water feature that enjoys the view over the lake and mountains.

Alongside the Coach House is a substantial stone outbuilding being part of the former coach house and stable block and provides a useful storage space (22’ x 14’ overall) with additional upper storage platform and double doors from both the lane and the courtyard.

The main garden is a particularly attractive feature to Beechmount, restored with box hedging, stone walls, lawns with english shrubbed borders and a fine ornamental pond with fountain centre piece.

This is an outside space which could appeal to many buyers as a home office, artist space, guest area or purely an area to sit and enjoy the garden and outlook all year round.

An excellent bright space with full wall of south west facing windows onto the Mawson garden and French doors opening out onto a covered veranda with shingle roof and lovely oak frame. The room has an old plank floor and a clear view corner multi fuel stove on a slate hearth. SEPARATE WC; high flush WC and pedestal wash basin in period style heater. Slate floor and panelled walls. KITCHENETTE; a useful storage area and preparation space with preparation space with hardwood worktop, sink unit, wall heater and slate floor.


Mains water and electricity and mains drainage.


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